"The Power of Imagination Makes Us Infinite" 22.75" x 29.5" x .9875

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Project by 3DBMe posted 06-18-2010 05:20 AM 2693 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This time I have taken the HEALING HAND to another dimension. REALLY! This is 3+ life size and .875” deep.

The frame is routed with a quote from famed naturalist Ansel Adams… “THE POWER OF IMAGINATION MAKES US INFINITE”. This really resounded with me when I considered the scale of the hand to the topology. Almost as if there was some astronomical relationship.

The contrast of the smooth perimeter of just the grain as texture was intentionally left smooth and sealed with with 5 layers of Polyurethane while the hand-topology is finished with only rubbed on wax. The same wood reveals two personalities. The Frame is Oak stained with Jocoba and routed to reveal the original oak color. This too is finished with wax.

The carving of the hand took about 35 hours and the total time with frame and finishing is about 80 hours total. The inlay of the Turquoise, which represents separation of land by a water feature, took some considerable decision time. I had three options which required 3 different processes to set in place. I chose the least impact and set the stones with Duco Cement. It’s clear, smooth and is quick setting.

I have also used my signature brand to sign the piece. I found a quick way to get the brand to temperature and celebrate with a BBQ upon completion once the coals have done their job. A built in a beveled hanger accomodates the weight and also doubles for structure tying the two halves and glued pegs.

The basic concept was to maximize the compucarve router and book match two pieces of Beechwood to incorporate the whole piece into a much larger whole allowing me to continue my experimentation with Human-Topography.

I’d appreciate your comments and criticisms’. Thanks for watching.

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#1 posted 06-18-2010 05:28 AM

That was a lot of work you did an excellent job…..........................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#2 posted 06-18-2010 06:49 AM

very nice … it looks like it begs to be touched

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 06-18-2010 07:02 AM

This is very good. Creative, interesting, well crafted.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 06-18-2010 07:43 AM

I looked in earlier. I’m not sure what to say?? Many great artists and pieces aren’t appreciated until they are gone. Seems like a good candidate to me. I like it, not sure what the draw is??

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 06-18-2010 12:22 PM

It must be woodworking ‘hands on’!!!

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 06-18-2010 02:00 PM

Very imaginative, creative design. The most unique sculpture I’ve seen on here in some time. Kudos!

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 06-18-2010 09:07 PM

You deserve a “HIGH FIVE” for that one! Great job!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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